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The Canadian government will implement new requirements for travel beginning November 30, 2021


The government of Canada announced that a negative COVID-19 molecular test would no longer be accepted as an alternative to vaccination beginning November 30, 2021, for Canadian citizens. The government has advised that citizens who are not fully vaccinated on November 30 will not be eligible to travel until they become vaccinated. The government is also introducing a transitionary period for unvaccinated foreign nationals to travel from Canada until February 28, 2022. These individuals will be required to present proof of a valid COVID-19 molecular test at the time of travel.

What’s Changed?

In October, the Canadian government announced that all Canadian citizens departing from Canadian airports and trains would require evidence of vaccination. This newest update will remove the previous exemption that allowed unvaccinated Canadians to continue to travel from Canadian airports and trains with a negative COVID-19 molecular test as an alternative to vaccination.

Looking Ahead

The Canadian government has announced that it will release information on limited exceptions in the coming weeks. Continue to check the Canadian government website for additional information and details concerning exceptions and travel in Canada.

Source: Government of Canada

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